• On Jul 9, 2019
    Michael from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to stay on Park in order to get the Disney Dining Plan?

    Hi Michael!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The Disney Dining Plan is a very popular way for Guests to prepay for their meals for their Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  There are currently three dining plans, featuring a combination of snacks, Quick-Service meals, and/or Table-Service meals.  Especially for families that plan to dine at quite a few Character Dining locations or enjoy Signature Dining experiences, a Dining Plan can offer savings.

    A Dining Plan can only be added to a vacation package that includes Theme Park tickets and a stay at a Disney Resort Hotel.  Although there are no current Resort Hotel offers for stays in December, keep your eye on the Special Offers page to see if an offer pops up that is right for you.  Even without a Disney Dining Plan, all Walt Disney World Guests are welcome to make reservations to dine at Table-Service locations up to 180 days in advance.

    December is wonderful time of year to visit Walt Disney World Resort!  If you have questions about all the holiday events or would like suggestions for planning your vacation, please visit the Moms Panel again.  We are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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